It can take several years for a Voltarian phoenix to reach maturity, but when they do, they are sights to behold. While females' feathers remain a dark, shimmering blue, males, after their final molt, grow brilliant flame-colored feathers. These phoenixes are best seen at night, when they can be spotted traversing the skies over Voltar. They make their homes on volcano summits close to lava flows, setting up rocky nests. Males will sing to and dance for a female; females ultimately select the male with the most brilliant song and creative dance. They pair for life and lay a single egg every few years, leaving it to incubate in hot lava.
This egg has two small feathers sticking out of its shell.
Voltarian phoenix hatchlings spend their first year growing. They are difficult to feed as their favorite food happens to be embers from the volcanoes of Voltar, but rodents and other small creatures will suffice. Females are easy to distinguish from males, which have brightly colored points by a month old. All Voltarian phoenix hatchlings will go through several molts, but unlike normal birds, these chicks will light themselves on fire to burn away old feathers and promote growth of newer, more vibrant ones.
An adult Voltarian phoenix is as deadly as it is beautiful. They are able to control fire from a young age, a skill they constantly improve upon. These phoenixes should be kept away from flammable materials lest they accidentally start a fire. They are proud, temperamental creatures who hold grudges; if slighted, it is unlikely they will ever pay attention to the offender again. However, they will always forgive their magi, as phoenixes form very strong bonds with them. Voltarian phoenixes are known to collect precious stones, especially rubies and fire opals.
Obtained from: Donation, Retired
Renaming cost: 20000 gold
Release date: October 15th 2014
October 2014 Midmonth Donation Pet
Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Tekla